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The Institute, which serves as the training arm of the organization.The Journal, where we publish all of our high-quality news content.The News Service, a service for those who wish to use our stories.
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Global Press has now divided into three branches!

The Institute, which serves as the training arm of the organization.
The Journal, where we publish all of our high-quality news content.
The News Service, a service for those who wish to use our stories.

Take a moment to check them out!

“I want my daughters to study well and do decent jobs. I don’t want them to waste their youth on the road selling cashew nuts under the hot sun.”
In Sri Lanka’s “Village of Cashew Nuts,” local women say they are struggling to continue to sell the famed nut because of the rising costs of commodities and competition from supermarkets. Nearly 100 women depend on their sales to earn a living and support their families. Older sellers say younger women with fairer skin from less time working outside draw more customers because of their beauty.Read more: http://www.globalpressinstitute.org/asia/sri-lanka/cashew-sellers-struggle-against-rising-cost-commodities-competition-supermarkets/page/0/0#ixzz2ZtC9QYK0

“I want my daughters to study well and do decent jobs. I don’t want them to waste their youth on the road selling cashew nuts under the hot sun.”

In Sri Lanka’s “Village of Cashew Nuts,” local women say they are struggling to continue to sell the famed nut because of the rising costs of commodities and competition from supermarkets. Nearly 100 women depend on their sales to earn a living and support their families. Older sellers say younger women with fairer skin from less time working outside draw more customers because of their beauty.

Read more: http://www.globalpressinstitute.org/asia/sri-lanka/cashew-sellers-struggle-against-rising-cost-commodities-competition-supermarkets/page/0/0#ixzz2ZtC9QYK0

"A marriage without a marriage certificate is nonexistent in the face of the law. Even if you live as a traditionally married couple for 100 years, you are still in a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship. Watch out."Cameroonian couples living in informal unions risk property loss and financial struggle in the event of their partners’ deaths, separation or violence. So the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Family aims to legalize 5,000 unions in Cameroon each year to protect unmarried couples. But people in the Northwest region resist these efforts, causing the ministry’s regional delegation to fall short of its target each year.Read more: http://www.globalpressinstitute.org/africa/cameroon/couples-cameroon%E2%80%99s-northwest-hesitate-mass-marriage-ceremonies#ixzz2ZnNW4FoU

"A marriage without a marriage certificate is nonexistent in the face of the law. Even if you live as a traditionally married couple for 100 years, you are still in a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship. Watch out."

Cameroonian couples living in informal unions risk property loss and financial struggle in the event of their partners’ deaths, separation or violence. So the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Family aims to legalize 5,000 unions in Cameroon each year to protect unmarried couples. But people in the Northwest region resist these efforts, causing the ministry’s regional delegation to fall short of its target each year.

Read more: http://www.globalpressinstitute.org/africa/cameroon/couples-cameroon%E2%80%99s-northwest-hesitate-mass-marriage-ceremonies#ixzz2ZnNW4FoU

“The search, cleaning the things and making them beautiful so they are in the stall is an act of love toward the objects.”
People from around the world flock to the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires to peruse and buy antiques. Every Sunday, 10,000 people visit its antique fair. Antiques sales draw international buyers and evoke passion in local vendors. The antiques business also revitalized the formerly marginalized neighborhood.Read more: http://www.globalpressinstitute.org/americas/argentina/antique-mecca-draws-latin-americans-argentina%E2%80%99s-capital#ixzz2ZVoTL7G1

“The search, cleaning the things and making them beautiful so they are in the stall is an act of love toward the objects.”

People from around the world flock to the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires to peruse and buy antiques. Every Sunday, 10,000 people visit its antique fair. Antiques sales draw international buyers and evoke passion in local vendors. The antiques business also revitalized the formerly marginalized neighborhood.

Read more: http://www.globalpressinstitute.org/americas/argentina/antique-mecca-draws-latin-americans-argentina%E2%80%99s-capital#ixzz2ZVoTL7G1

“They must have forgotten me. But I remember every one.”Common in Hindu culture, widow abandonment forces thousands of widows to migrate each year to the holy cities of Varanasi and Vrindavan in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Two-thirds of widows earn less than 60 cents per day. New programs aim to provide widows with protection and financial support.Read more: http://www.globalpressinstitute.org/asia/india/advocates-expand-support-widows-seeking-refuge-india%E2%80%99s-holy-cities#ixzz2ZPyns8NV

“They must have forgotten me. But I remember every one.”

Common in Hindu culture, widow abandonment forces thousands of widows to migrate each year to the holy cities of Varanasi and Vrindavan in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Two-thirds of widows earn less than 60 cents per day. New programs aim to provide widows with protection and financial support.

Read more: http://www.globalpressinstitute.org/asia/india/advocates-expand-support-widows-seeking-refuge-india%E2%80%99s-holy-cities#ixzz2ZPyns8NV